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February 3 Panel to Discuss the Law and Policy of Clean Energy

January 27, 2010 – 
Both the statutes and policy decisions that impact renewable energy and conservation programs in New Jersey will be the focus of a February 3, 2010 panel discussion at Rutgers School of Law–Newark. Sponsored by the law school’s Environmental Law Society, the discussion by energy industry and energy conservation experts will cover the 1999 Electric Energy and Competition Act and the regulatory initiatives it spawned and potential next steps for New Jersey to take to foster renewable energy and conservation.

What:  “New Jersey’s Commitment to Renewable Energy: The Law and Policy of Promoting Clean Energy,” sponsored by the Rutgers Environmental Law Society 
Who:  INTRODUCTION 
Hon. Christine V. Bator, former Commissioner of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities and Adjunct Professor, Rutgers School of Law–Newark

THE NEW JERSEY EXPERIMENT: INTRODUCTION TO NEW JERSEY LAW
Adjunct Professor Christine Bator, Rutgers School of Law–Newark
Commissioner Joseph Fiordaliso, New Jersey Board of Public Utilities

POLICY ROUNDTABLE: WHERE DO NEW JERSEY AND THE NATION GO NOW?
Ralph Izzo, CEO, president, and chairman of Public Service Electric and Gas (PSE&G)
NJ Assemblyman Upendra Chivukula, chair of the Telecommunications & Utilities Committee
NJ State Senator Thomas Kean, Jr., Minority Leader
Matt Elliott, clean energy and global warming advocate for Environment New Jersey
Adjunct Professor Christine Bator, Rutgers School of Law–Newark, moderator

THE ENERGY IMPLICATIONS OF U.S. PARTISANSHIP: WHO WINS, WHO LOSES?
John Hofmeister, retired president of Shell Oil Company, founder and CEO of Citizens for Affordable Energy, and author of a forthcoming book on strategic, sustainable and affordable Energy Policy for the U.S.
When:  6 – 8:30 pm, Wednesday, February 3, 2010 
Where:  Martini Foundation Lecture Hall (Room 010), Rutgers School of Law–Newark 

CLE Credit:  NJ CLE Credit: 2.0 credit hours (pursuant to the reciprocity policy)
PA CLE Credit: 2.0 credit hours ($3.00 mandatory registration fee required at the program, check made payable to Rutgers School of Law–Newark)
NY CLE Credit: 2.0 practice area credits (pursuant to approved jurisdiction policy)